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as natural, and that is no longer in existence. >> founder jeff bezos purchases the washington post. year, amazon inked a $600 million cloud computing deal with the cia. now the founder owns the most important newspaper in washington. we will speak to media critics as well as book publisher dennis johnson. >> in the view of american publishers, they are a threat. they have been discounting books so severely they have done great damage to the markets and publishers have been really struggling as to how to control that. >> we will also speak to mother jones reporter mac mcclelland, author of "i was a warehouse wage slave: my brief, backbreaking, rage-inducing, low-paying, dildo-packing time inside the online-shipping machine." welcome to democracy now!,, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. yemeni officials claim to have foiled a plot to blow up key oil locations. officials say the motives of the planned attack appears to be retaliation for the u.s. killing a deputyal-shihri, health today in the arabian peninsula. a military jet has reduced the maximum poss
organized a march on washington. he buys black, gay, and a pacifist. he will be honored with the posthumous medal of freedom. naegle,speak to walter and john d'emilio, author of "lost prophet: the life and times of bayard rustin." all that and more coming up. to democracy now!,, the war and peace report. a u.s. drone strike killed two people in yemen on saturday. the u.s. has now carried out nine drone strikes in two weeks, killing 38 people. it is the most concentrated series of drone strikes in a decade. yemeni official told cnn the number of strikes was actually 12 and nearly a dozen of those killed were believed to be innocent. the united states has reopened 18 of the 19 diplomatic posts in the middle east and north africa due to an alleged threat. the embassy in yemen will remain closed, as well as the one in pakistan to to an unrelated threat. the guardian newspaper has revealed the national security agency has a backdoor into its databases come along and to search the e-mails and phone calls of americans without warrants. a previously undisclosed rule change allows o
and washington. also coming up on the program, 'spporters of zimbabwe president celebrate israel action as the opposition cries foul. syria's latest frontline -- rebels launch an attack on the port city. two wheels good, four wheels bad. why cyclists are taking over london. thank you for joining us. iran's new president has been sworn in at the official ceremony and he called for dialogue to improve iran's international relations. at home, he said he would work to improve the lives of ordinary citizens and reduce government interference. he took his first steps in parliament as iran's new president, sworn in before politicians and foreign dignitaries. in his speech, he promised to sue a path of moderation. pivotal and central is wisdom and rationality. moderation and balance. balancing idealism and realism. >> his language appears to mark a critchley or separation from the policy of his out assessor, mahmoud ahmadinejad. a message to the world and to the iranian public. should be trusted and we should speak to them honestly. the government should reduce the economic and cultural interve
. >> no decision yet in washington but a clear message that there is a case for a military strike. >> if we are saying, in a clear and decisive, but very limited way, we send the crop -- a shot across the bow saying stop doing that that could have a positive impact on our national security in the long term and may have an impact in the terms that chemical weapons are not used again on civilians. >> a limited strike is in the cards, but could be later rather than sooner. there is pressure on washington to wait until you and inspectors on the ground have made their reports -- until you and inspectors -- until u.n. inspectors on the ground have made their reports. a majority is in doubt and house of commons -- in doubt in the house of commons. the government has had the following line with opposition demands. >> the motion they're putting for tomorrow reflects the prime minister's recognition -- the notion we are putting forward -- the motion we are putting forward tomorrow reflects the prime minister's recognition -- >> and it is not just certain british m.p.'s who doubt the choice of a stri
the broadcast the washington post reports the national security agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since it was given broad new spy powers by congress in 2008. in a separate post story, the leader of the secret court that supposed to oversee the spy program says its ability to do so is limited and that it must trust the government to report when it improperly spies on americans. we will have more on the story with alexander abdo after the headlines. reuters is reporting edward snowden began downloading documents related to widespread u.s. spying while working for dell last april, almost a year earlier than has previously been reported breed prior stories have focused on snow and subsequent three-month stint with contractor booz allen hamilton holding. snowden said that people associate with his father have, in his words, misled journalists into printing false claims about my situation. snowden said neither his father nor his father's lawyer nor his lawyer's wife and spokesperson represent him in any way. in lebanon, a car bomb tore t
that brought down a presidency. amazon founder jeff bezos is to buy the washington post. >> a big anniversary on mars. the one-year anniversary of the curiosity rover on the surface of the red planet. >> thanks for joining us. a court in hungary has convicted for right-wing extremist for murders in 2008 and 2009. three received life sentences and a fourth man got a 14-year sentence. >> hon. officials have been accused of moving slowly to investigate the crimes -- hungarian officials have been accused of moving slowly. >> hostility toward minorities has grown in hungary in recent years. a far-right party has become the third largest in parliament. >> the men shot dead one victim was she was sleeping. they also set a house on the buyer. and those inside tried to escape, they shot dead a child and his father. >> the accused are guilty as charged. they are sentenced to life in prison without parole. >> she is the mother of the man killed while fleeing his burning home. she says authorities botched investigations. >> there are many strange things about this case. the problem is that little things
to washington. >> caught in someone else's war -- how the conflict in syria is taking its toll on the country's children. >> and bundesliga is back. bayern kick off the german soccer season. there is a chill in the air and it has people reminiscing about the cold war. >> foreign ministers from the united states and russia met in washington. their mission -- to bridge the differences that have stopped talks between their bosses. >> u.s. president barack obama canceled plans to meet russian president putin next month. >> what sounded like a slap at obama, the russian prime minister told reporters it is time for the u.s. and russia to work together as grown-ups. >> he came to washington with a long list of issues. up for discussion, afghanistan, iran, and north korea, arms control, and human rights. both sides were ready for open and frank talks, but on this day, one issue overshadowed all the rest. >> it's no secret that we have experienced some challenging moments. obviously not just over the snowden case. we will discuss these differences today for certain, but this meeting remains important
intervention, saying it would create a ball of fire that would engulf the region. but washington is not ruling out out. chuckisit to malaysia, hagel says the u.s. is ready for all eventualities. >> the president has asked the defense department to prepare options for all contingencies. we have done that. to again, we are prepared exercise whatever options if he decides to employ one of those options. >> western leaders are increasingly convinced chemical weapons were used in an attack on damascus. a report by doctors without borders says 3600 were admitted to hospital suffering neurotoxic symptoms. of those, 355 have died. the attack has strong condemnation from around the world. were used, itapon is unthinkable the international community would not react strongly. syrian government accuses rebel forces of using chemical weapons. state media show these images of chemicals it said were discovered in a tunnel used by rebels. the items may be shown as evidence. for more, we go to our washington correspondent. >> washington officials are saying there is little doubt that the syrian government used
>> the headlines, washington takes a new plunge. russia's asylum of edward snowden. clearing the streets of cairo after calling the political crisis a failure. is facing fears of a new nuclear emergency. you are watching from paris. >> we start with washington- russia talks taking a dive. this in retaliation for moscow giving asylum to intelligence leader edward snowden. our correspondent in washington has more. given byrts of reasons the white house in their statement earlier today, among them missile defense arms control and human rights among the issues were the -- where the united states and russia are not agreeing, according to the white .ouse clearly, there was a threat hanging over this meeting ever since edward snowden arrived at the moscow airport and got comfortable at the transit lounge. now he has that temporary asylum in russia. that will not be gone any time soon. what the united states has always wanted and has not got is why this meeting is taking place. they want russia to send edwards noted back to face asylum charges. to face felony charges. house where thr
washington and moscow. the u.s. president said he would the attending the g between -- the g 20 summit in saint readers for as planned. -- st. petersburg as planned. this retaliation from washington was expected, so obama's cancellation does not come as a big surprise, does it? >> no, it was not a surprise. it was more that the obama administration has done everything in their power to prevent russia from giving asylum to snowden. obama personally called to discuss this issue. but potent regards him -- clinton regatta missile the president and that is why -- putin regards obama as a weak president and that is why he wants to send the signal. >> just how damaging is this snowden situation for these two world powers? >> well, the snowden issue places a burden on the relationship between the u.s. and russia. they both know they depend on each other when it comes to arms control or the situation in syria. the two governments will continue to work together. stopping the meeting on friday -- the secretary of state john kerry and chuck hagel will come together with their russian counterparts
. washington has also alerted u.s. citizens not to travel to pakistan. the u.s. has issued a worldwide alert warning americans that terrorist organization al qaeda may be planning attacks in august. particularly in the middle east and north africa. we will, of course, bring you more on this story as it comes into the newsroom. supporters of deposed egyptian president mohamed morsi have turned their ongoing sit in into a massive street party in cairo to celebrate the end of ramadan and the start of eid. thousands of morsi followers defiantly took to the streets, including his wife and daughter, will make their first public appearance since he was ousted in july. yes, despite warnings from the military backed government that security forces would clear the pro-morsi cam. catherine is in cairo, and she has the latest. >> continuing their protest on this, the second day of the eid holiday in egypt. planning a number of marches from different mosques around cairo due to converge on the main sit in. square outside cairo university later on this afternoon. the coalition, as morsi supporters call th
's go now live to washington and our correspondent, max huffman. max,-on-made very clear that he wants to act, but he also wants congressional approval. how will he go about getting that, president obama? >> he's already started lobbying lawmakers. he started with his administration on thursday, last thursday through a briefing. there have been briefings since, there have been conferences. there are going to be more conferences and briefings on saturday. on sunday there will be the first classified briefing at congress for members of the house. all earlier briefings were by a telephone. and now he's going to have the first classified briefing. now we know why obama and his administration were seeking -- were aggressively pursuing convincing members of congress, convincing lawmakers -- that was kind of puzzling why they suddenly started doing that. that's because the president will seek congressional approval. >> max, how likely is congress to give president obama the approval he's looking for? >> that's completely up in the air. as you know, congress is made up of two chambers, and esp
shared by washington. very limited objective, one might say. definitely not regime change. that has been stressed by london and washington. what they want is to send a clear message to bashar al-assad that he cannot use chemical weapons again. they are not looking for regime change. it is actually not in their interest according to many analyses of western powers, for the regime to fall, because that may lead to a boy that could be filled by extreme islamist groups. in that way, western countries are someone on the same page as moscow. they have interest in the continuity and stability of the party, even if bashar al-assad himself would be toppled. their objective right now is to restore the credibility of western countries on the international scene and send a strong message to bashar al- assad, you cannot use chemical weapons. >> thank you very much. moving on to another wave of bombings in iraq. at least 50 have been killed and dozens injured. this is been predominantly shiite areas around baghdad. the car bombings is the latest in a relentless wave of killings since april making for
for your analysis of the national defense university in washington d.c.. attack thatside rocked the u.s. military in 2009. they opened fire on fellow soldiers at the fort in the military base. he has admitted killing 13 people and injuring 32 others in the attack in 2009. the opening of his court artial has declared -- trying to find a way out of the deadlock in egypt, to senators in cairo to hold talks. republicans wednesday gramm and john mccain sent by president obama. they have been talking to , at this is what john mccain had to say. >> we have also said that the circumstances of the former government's removal, we have not come to egypt to dwell on the past. democracy is the only viable path to a lasting stability, national reconciliation and sustainable economic growth. and the return of investment and tourism in egypt. >> to an asia is bracing itself for protests later this tuesday. they're calling for the islamists led government to go. turmoil has mounted in recent months since the assassination of two opposition politicians. >> to killings that have struck at the heart of t
between washington and moscow. the main conflict has been over syria. at that is just one of several issues pulling the 2 -- but that is just one of several issues pulling the two countries apart. >> of all the things they have -- washington and moscow have clashed over, none has been more divisive than syria. a steadfast ally of syria and has continued to sell arms to damascus throughout the conflict as western support for syrian rebels has gained momentum. it has colored all relations between russia and the u.s., which were not great to begin with when barak obama took office -- barack obama took office in 2009. the missile defense program based in europe also raised moscow's hackles. that was finally shelved in april of this year. the obama administration has regularly criticized the russian government on human rights, including anti-gay legislation. after the president was reelected, the russian government has been basically told by the obama administration, let's frame a common agenda. it has been a series of milestones with the russians trying to do that. they have gotten nowhe
with a number of lawmakers in washington saying that this has been done to make it look like they are on top of the situation, others saying that this is just caving in. what sort of message do you take? >> it seems the u.s. is signaling an allowance of the united states to be manipulated by the terrorist threat. encouragingectively them to become more active and from a few months ago are still very much on the mind of the politicians in washington. how much is that hanging over the u.s. administration? >> it is certainly hanging over the head of the state department and president obama. as you recall, there was a great deal of enhance security requests and the denial of them on the part of the state department, as a consequence several staff members were killed. i do not think president obama wants to repeat that, so they are doing whatever they can do to make sure they do not lose another ambassador to attacks in the middle east. >> earlier you said that you thought this was sending out the wrong message. what should be done in -- done instead? >> the american presence is important. if you
. >> the united states says it is under threat 12 years on from 911 -- from 9/11, washington is taking no chances. chatter's plenty of going on. it is reminiscent of what happened. -9/11. we did not take ki'yauhn 9/11 dewitt we should. -- what happened. -9/11. we did not take heed on 9/11 the way that we should. >> what appears to be known is that there was some sort of correspondence between zabul and and -- al-zawahiri deputy about the attack, but we do not know the specific locations. revealed thes potential for a guy to hit a large swath of territory. >> washington close 19 u.s. embassies across the middle east and africa. after the attack in libya in which the u.s. ambassador there was killed. >> the americans carried out and ordered worldwide -- and order worldwide at their embassy. security issues. they wanted closures to beef up security to take place at the time that there was a specific threat. >> the rest chief of staff, general martin dempsey, said the other interests were threatened, not so the american. several other countries also bend down the hatches in yemen. al qaeda isbelieve
correspondent in washington. why is the u.s. justice department and six american states taking this action? what is behind it? >> a very simple equation. this is about protecting the consumers who would be flying on this new potential airline, a mixture of american airlines and u.s. airways, which would give us american airlines by the way. that would be the name of that if it is created down the road. fewer seats and less competition would lead to higher prices. their base in this largely on communication they have between executives within those two companies admitting that prices could, indeed, get much higher through this kind of merger. ground, what this means is there could potentially be a monopoly on certain routes that both airlines fly right now. and also come a certain dominance of some slots at some airports, meaning parking spaces for the planes and takeoff and landing times that would be reserved for them. interesting comparison here because european regulators said ok to this merger, but only after the airlines give up on some slots at london's heathrow airport. that might be what
jr. memorial in washington, d.c. was ascription read "i drum major for justice, peace, and righteousness," a partial quotation from one of king sermons. here is what king actually said in 1968. >> yes, if you want to say i was a drum major, say that i was a drum major for justice. say that i was a drum major for peace. i was a drum major for righteousness. and all of the other shallow things will not matter. >> critics including put my angelou said the shortened version of kings quotation him appear arrogant. the completed memorial will have group marks in place of the disputed words. it is due to be finished in time for the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, august 28. juliusil rights attorney traber's has died at the age of 76 after a long illness. according to the naacp legal defense fund, chambers was a founding member of the first racially integrated law firm in north carolina who litigated and argued a number of key disaggregation of voting rights cases before the supreme court. the group said in a statement julius chambers died on friday in north carol
with the secretary of state. we have more from islamabad. major breakthrough, islam a bot and washington have agreed to restart -- islamabad and washington have agreed to restart talks which ended in 2010 but ended abruptly in 2011 following a series of crises. is a veryhis significant move forward in this often-tens relationship -- often-tense relationship, one issue is not going to be resolved. that issue is drone strikes. we have never seen a senior u.s. lawmaker, a senior u.s. politician stand together to discuss the very thorny issue of drone strikes, but that is just what we saw. although pakistan reaffirmed its position on drone strikes, that it is counterproductive and a violation of the country's sovereignty, the u.s. secretary of state, john kerry, reaffirming the u.s.'s position that drone strikes will continue and it is seen as a very important part of the country's counterterrorism strategy. >> still ahead, we will have the latest on egypt's political turmoil as germany's foreign minister makes a new push to end the crisis. australia puts a controversial new policy into practice. welcom
reports from washington on the u.s. debate. there has been little debate about iran's leadership inside the u.s. dislikes, distrusted, dismissed. as hassan rouhani takes over, some officials believe it could lead to a breakthrough in the stalled talks on iran's nuclear program. president obama had this to say. >> i think it says the iranian people want to move in a different direction. lacks the white house has been sending the message, they are open to talks -- >> the white house has been sending the message them but they are open to talks. went on netanyahu television to say that is not a good idea. congress seems to agree. the senate is expected to follow suit. >> with the election of theident hassan rouhani, nuclear program will not change. >> it is still an open question if president obama will sign the sanctions into law. >> we will find out in the next one to two months. so far, he has paid good lip service to it, but he has not been willing to take the risks necessary. he has not been willing to lead. >> president obama has warned, not a lot of time left to find a diplomatic sol
to remove us. >> allies growing increasingly concerned about the recent escalation in violence. washington is urging calm. invitation an open for all political forces to participate in implementing that road map. implementation of the roadmap .nd participation while open, it requires that all parties renounce violence. >> supporters of mohamed morsi said the military must sit down before any political negotiations can take place. al qaeda posted a video message friday urging egyptian protesters to turn their backs on democracy. a radical leaders said that morsi's ouster is a proof that democracy does not work and urged the muslims in egypt to rise up in jihad against western influence. morsi's muslim brotherhood party planned more massive protests for sunday. the united states issued a worldwide travel alert warning its citizens that the al qaeda network may be planning attacks. dozens of u.s. consulates like this one will stay closed this weekend because of the increased threat. the state department says the middle east and north africa are most at risk. britain and germany have announced
scientist in washington. what do we know about why these warnings have been issued now? >> there have been reports of an intercept from al qaeda in the arabian then select against enemies and-- u.s. targets in the middle east. there is also concern because this may be related to the drone attacks and prison breakouts in pakistan and baghdad and libya. they doas concern that not alert the public and its allies and something happens then this would have serious consequences down the road for the national security and intelligence agencies. >> there have been suggestions that it is suspiciously convenient that this warning comes now when the u.s. is under such pressure to justify the spying allegations made in recent weeks. what do you make of that? >> critics have raised this issue, that it may be a bit convenient and there may be an attempt to divert attention from the criticism that has been leveled against the national security agency and the administration. u.s.e same time, if the and intelligence agencies face some serious threats or if an incident takes place and they failed to alert t
attack have left the country. washington says it has evidence that the syrian regime was behind the attack. russia had lashed out at washington's plans, and demands that give the u.s. -- the u.s. present its evidence to the u.n. >> the u.n. experts have left syria after completing investigations. the samples they took will be tested in different laboratories. it could take up to two weeks before the results are known. but the united states is unlikely to wait that long. on friday, secretary of state john kerry said that the u.s. had clear evidence that bashar al-assad's regime was responsible for a poison gas on august 21.a he says u.s. intelligence services knew that the missiles used in the attack were in the arsenal of the assad regime, and u.s. troops had been warned to take precautions against a chemical attack. kerry appealed for support from the american public. fatigue does not absolve us of our responsibility. just longing for peace does not necessarily bring it about. history would judge us all, extraordinarily harshly, if we turn a blind eye to a dictator's wanton use
. >> thank you very much. indeed. are now, russia says it regrets the decision by washington to suspend talks on an interacts peace conference with syria. the u.s. says that's due to ongoing consultations over ab alleged chemical attack in the country as we've been saying one possible response would be a military strike. russia says that without u.n. approval that would be illegal. joining me now from london, former deputy defense atasha for the u.n. thank you fosh being with us. if the u.s. does decide to intervene militarily in syria, how might it do that? which weapons might it use? >> well, i think first of all the options are very, very limited so it really comes down to the technological advance that is countries like frankly the u.s. and possibly france and the u.k. have. but primarily the u.s. they would do it by using probably most probably ship-launched tomahawk cruise missiles with a range of about a thousand kilometers launched from the eastern mediterranean to pin point targets wnt the territory. but that sounds very simple but in
. they say military intervention would only intensify the already difficult situation. washington may be stretching the truth -- some reports suggest washington may be stretching the truth to justify military intervention. others are wondering how much money and armed operation will cost saying the country would be better off allocating funds toward reviving the economy and improving public services. one middle east expert thinks it'll only make the situation worse and says neither the u.s. nor its allies have the means or desire to commit or a long-term basis for the foreseeable future to see it through to an end. news that ben affleck is to take on the role of batman in the up coming movie continues to draw a lively reactions online with thousands of web users slamming what they define as a costume error. a number of well-known faces had taken to social networks asking fans of the dark knight to give ben affleck a chance. american actors they come up with illustrator, and also joss wheaton are all -- just some of those expressing their backing tweeting that he is perfect for the rol
the washington post, one of the leading newspapers in the country. the founder and chief executive is one of the wealthiest people in the united states. he will pay $250 million for the post and a number of , less than one percent of his wealth, which is estimated at more than 28 billion dollars. he is a friend of donald graham, chief effective of the washington post company, whose family has owned the newspaper for eight decades. over the past the gate, the companies newspaper division a seen a 44% drop in operating revenue. in addition, he will get another -- a number of other washington post owned businesses. the deal does not include or foreign-policy magazine, which are own by the parent company that also owns kaplan and will change its name following the sale of the paper. he said management of the washington post newspaper will remain the same, but it is unclear what changes might be coming. last year, he was quoted in an interview with a german newspapers saying -- the announcement of the purchase by jeff bezos came just days after the boston red sox owner and bil
washington, chris toensing, director of the middle east research and information project read sharif, yesterday morning when this all began, please, describe what happened. take us through the day. >> before i do that, slight correction, three journalists were killed yesterday, the photojournalist was not killed. that was an erroneous report that filtered through the media yesterday. to answer your question, yesterday was a day of violence and chaos and bloodshed, the most violent episode i have witnessed as reporter in egypt for the past 2.5 years. walking around the northeastern where ahood in cairo mosque was located, you could hear the crackle of machine-gun fire intermittently in the air. in theas teargas thrown city mixed with black smoke rising from cairo. just to give you a sense of what it was like to get in for protesters, to get in or out, you had to make a perilous run across a stretch of open road that was exposed to sniper fire. when i was leaving once, man running next to me was hit in the head with what appeared to be a shotgun pellets. many protesters had taken to wr
snowden temporary asylum, the ns surveillance program is coming under increasing criticism in washington from an unlikely bipartisan coalition. we will speak with republican huggers member thomas massie of kentucky and democratic congressman or her john conyers of michigan on their efforts to tracking everyom phone call in the united states. >> it is my fear that we are on the verge of becoming a surveillance state, collecting billions of electronic records on law-abiding americans every single day. >> then, a national strike for a living wage and the right to unionize in the fast food and retail sectors spreads across 7 cities. [indiscernible] we cannot support our families on what we make. workerill speak with one who went on strike. he is a father of three who works at both burger king and pizza hut. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!,, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration is reconsidering plans for a summit with russian president vladimir putin next month after russia granted a year of temporary asylum to national se
as president obama was meeting with their prime minister in washington. >> greece is going through incredible challenges. and so far, the prime minister has taken some very bold and difficult actions to initiate the structural reforms that can help reduce the debt burden that greece experiences, but even more importantly, can unleash incredible talent of great people so they are effectively competing in this new world economy. praised president obama greece posse economic initiatives, residents of greece say years of tax rises, wages, and pension cuts continue to take their toll. -- tax rises from the ages and pension cuts, continue to take their toll. >> i am 66 years old, unemployed and will not get a pension three at i am looking in the garbage for something to be. >> a miami beach police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after he fatally shot an 18 euro graffiti artist with a taster. the teenager, israel hernandez, was an award-winning artist whose work have been exhibited locally. the police officer began chasing hernandez after he saw the artist spray tanning is tagge
. made veryresident important to remarks in an interview to the washington post in which he said he had been pushing and for a negotiated settlement. he hopes the brotherhood would realize that time is not on its side and he is trying to hold the fort, but he is not sure he can continue to do so. >> egypt is seeing a flurry of diplomatic act dimity. -- activity. our correspondent in cairo reports. >> supporters of deposed president, and morsi were on the move on friday. opponents of the military interim government gave voice to their frustrations and anger. trouble flared in the capital where police used tear gas against demonstrators outside a complex housing many of egypt's private television channels. a succession of foreign politicians and diplomats have been marching through government offices. deputy secretary of state has flown in for his second visit in a month. he is due to meet the interim president and muslim brotherhood leaders. the foreign affairs chief catherine ashton c or this week. -- (earlier this week. -- left earlier this week. encourage theo regime to allow for that
on a high level. >> washington has warned u.s. citizens to take precautions while traveling. they have issued a global alert after a string of gel breaks the ninth countries saw senior al qaeda figures sprung. let's get some analysis on john.ith thank you for being with us. what more do we know about the nature of this threat given the u.s. closing diplomatic missions across a huge area for several days? >> obviously we are not in the context of noises that are received every day including threats, analysis from various parts of the world. we are clearly in the context of intercepted messages. it is combining to establish imminent rets on the various interest in the region that is quite vast. the threat remains very positive regarding the messages that were intercepted. >> there has been a lot of criticism recently. some people are saying is this pure true incidents that we have such major wrecked confirmation. seems like the need for security surveillance. >> we are facing a major threat. this is generally explained why they have the ability to listen to such messages. they have been
expected but stressed that washington considered the settlement illegitimate. he had this to say. >> we had known there would be a continuation of some building in certain places and i think the palestinians understand that. one of the announcement was outside of that level of expectation and that is being discussed right now. i do not believe it will become, what you call, a speed bump in that sense. >> palestinians have accused israel of trying to sabotage talks and the israeli government rejects the criticism, releasing 26 palestinian prisoners ahead of the talks, but news of the settlements are said to exacerbate tensions further. inflame thee to situation, and perhaps that is the intention. there was the announcement of -- new homes in jerusalem east jerusalem, on contested land. this announcement was made by a source inside the jerusalem minas appellate he. it is -- municipality. it is apparent that as soon as there are talks or a visit from high-ranking american officials, there is an announcement from an official from the israeli administration, not necessarily speaking for the gove
responsible for a single drop of blood. washington has condemned violence. talks have resumed between israel and palestinian representatives for the first time in years. it is time for business. marcus of the moment is carson. i understand some uncharacteristic good news. in 40 longest recession years appears to be coming to an .nd we have relatively good looking figures. germany led the way with the growth rate of 0.7%. at the same time, we saw disparities between different parts of the eurozone. we saw italy and a in continuing with the recession. ireland continuing with the recession. the portuguese economy grew by more than one percent. the french growth figure of 0.5% biggests perhaps the surprise. expected bigger figures. there is some caution, and henry brown has been taking a look at that part of the story. >> a breath of fresh air for france's car industry. >> people are buying cars again. with up to 9000 euros off some models. thehe country is posting strongest quarterly growth in years, a rare piece of good news. >> our growth rebound is stronger than the average, but we must not
on or the international space station. regular postings shot through with the blue planet. students at george washington university in the u.s. are not happy and are intent on making it known. they set up a facebook page to expose the horrible conditions of a college dorm room, where more -- for mold was growing on the ceilings that have convinced authorities to take action to improve the conditions on campus. the new king of youtube is not a rock star or head of state. the 23-year-old swedish man develops video games for the cameras. posted online today 2 million views collectively. he will use the money on drinking for the projects. as we can see here, this american athlete has more than a spring in his step as he performs one amazing jump after the other.
has invited sharif to washington fo for talks with president obama. he says he still wants his government in the drone attacks on pakistani soil. >> and the light of today's discussion, we will continue this dialogue on how to stop this policy of drone attacks. nations is warning violence against afghanistan civilian population is increasing 23% over the same time last year. the figures were disclosed wednesday. >> the number of civilians killed or injured rose i 23% compared to the same time last year. deaths and 2533 injuries, total of 3852 civilian casualties. this marked an increase of 14% injuries and 28% in over the same time it in 2012. >> us-led nato occupation forces to do in its formal mission in afghanistan next year. and a report from the pentagon says the afghan military will "substantial training, advising and assistance -- including financial support goes quote long after the december 2014 withdrawal date thre. were heldal elections in zimbabwe wednesday in the latest challenge to longme president agave whose main challenger called the elections a huge farce and
-hour, washington disappointed as moscow gives u.s. whistleblower edward snowden temporary asylum. early voting results in zimbabwe e's party in the lead as his rivals call the elections a huge farce. >> i am at the uk national archives where top-secret documents are top secret no more. find out why the relationship may not be as close as previously thought. >> diplomatic efforts to resolve egypt's political crisis are gathering pace. it comes as egypt's rulers issued a new warning to supporters of the deposed president to leave their road test camps quickly. -- their protest camps quickly. we do west are well is urging members of the interim government -- guido westerwelle is urging members of the interim government not to use violence. those loyal to mohamed morsi have been told if they leave their sit in protest without a fight, they will be given safe passage and protection. the government has not said at that -- the deadline for the -- has not set a deadline for the clear-out. >> the interior minister calls on those gathered listen to the voice of reason, give precedence to the national in
, at least for the next 12 months. al jazeera, washington. >> silvio berlusconi has reacted angrily to a ruling by the highest court of italy which upheld his conviction for tax fraud. the former prime minister says he is the victim of persecution. we have the latest from rome. >> silvio berlusconi all over the front pages again as the newspapers react to the historic ruling by the supreme court. first on the left. they are not friends of the former prime minister. you sense that this is a headline day and probably wanted to write for some time. that they have probably wanted to write for some time. the sentence is definitive. there are no higher courts of appeal. he is now a convicted criminal. a much more sympathetic approach, as you expect, by the newspaper owned by his family. "it is not over." he says he does not accept it. he says he has been the victim of persecution by a judiciary with a political agenda. he says he will relaunch the political movement that first brought him to power in the early 1990's. the consequences of this are important for italy. by anountry is govern
a major attack on a high level. >> washington has also warned u.s. citizens to check precautions while traveling, while interpol has issued a global alert after a string of jailbreaks in nine countries, senior al qaeda figures sprung from prison in recent weeks. >> a court in turkey has acquitted 21 suspects in the trial of 275 people accused of plotting to overthrow the government. the ergenekon trial is one of the most profile in the country's history, seem as a key test in the prime minister's showdown. defendants are said to be part of an antigovernment illegal aswork described by critics a state within a state. i am joined by jasper who is outside that prison courthouse outside instanbul. what is the latest? >> the heavyweight names in the trial, many of them have been sentenced now and they have received extremely long sentences. 129 years, and he is quite a popular general. he was applauded when he walked into the courtroom this morning. a brigadier general who has the ,istory of being involved implicated in standard -- scandals in turkey, he got sentenced to life imprisonment.
that "the washington post," the paper of record in the u.s. capital, had been sold. the gramm family is quitting the publishing business, ending ownership of the paper that brought down a president, richard nixon, in the watergate scandal. the new owner is the billionaire founder of amazon. he paid $250 million for the paper, which has steadily lost money and readers in recent years. >> we knew that he could keep it alive. we knew that it could survive. we went to see if we could find a buyer. >> he said he did not want to interfere with how it operated. he said that he vowed to continue the commitment to quality journalism, writing that the values do not need changing and that the duty of the paper will remain to its readers and not the private interests of owners. of 300ay's sentencing military officers, academics, and prominent nationalists for planning a coup against prime minister drew considerable doention in order one -- or one -- urgeduwan this week. this is not acceptable. if you are trying someone who has been the commander of the turkish armed forces, it means your targeti
by the nsa. >> today, the man who oversees intelligence in angela merkel's government says washington offered this deal to try to allay german peoples fears that their text and phone calls are being spied spied on by foreign agency. he appeared for the second time in front of a lawmakers committee. >> it has been dominating the headlines just six weeks before national elections in germany. now the government is hoping this new pledge will neutralize the issue. >> the government's chief of staff was grilled for six hours on the nation -- on the nature of german collaborators with foreign intelligence agencies. he has been assured that neither the u.s. or britain rope protection laws. >> according to the nsa and british intelligence agencies, german laws have been observed. the rights of our citizens in germany are being safeguarded. >> he says the nsa and british intelligence agencies ensured him in writing that their activities had not been a regular trade in the wake of the spying program revealed by edward snowden, many remain skeptical, none more so than germany's opposition. >> there is n
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